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How 2 Arizona teachers are making ends meet

The thrill of seeing a child learn has kept Laura Mayer and Raquel Munoz in the classroom for more than a decade. But the Arizona educators have found the profession challenging financially, as have other teachers nationwide, reports CBS News’ Jamie Yuccas.  Across the country, inflation-adjusted teacher pay is declining, down more than $1,500 between 1996 and 2015. During that same period, incomes for all other college graduates rose by almost $6,500. In Arizona, earnings of elementary school teachers are near the country’s lowest when adjusted for the cost of living. Teacher’s salaries average around $42,000 — about $13,000 less than the national average.